Borussia Dortmund-Bayern Munich Betting Preview: Guardiola's record breakers to come out on top

Having gone 37 matches without tasting Bundesliga defeat, the high-flying visitors should overcome the injury-stricken Schwarzgelben, according to Al Hain-Cole

Two Bundesliga heavyweights go head to head on Saturday, as Borussia Dortmund welcome Bayern Munich to Signal Iduna Park for “Der Klassiker.”

Jurgen Klopp’s men have lost their last two consecutive games and are available at 5/2 (3.50) with Betway to bounce back in the best possible way against their rivals.

Die Roten have lost three of their last four away games against this opposition but are even odds (2.00) favourites to extend their six-match winning streak with a first victory at this ground in over four years.

The pair played out two draws when they met in the league last season, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them sharing the spoils yet again this time out.

Pep Guardiola’s men set a new Bundesliga record after overcoming Augsburg in their last fixture, becoming the first side to go 37 league matches unbeaten.

That accomplishment was made even sweeter by their closest rivals’ shock defeat in Wolfsburg that same afternoon, which allowed them to open up a four point gap at the summit.

Franck Ribery and Franz Beckenbauer even went so far as to suggest that victory over Die Schwarzgelben would all but seal the title, and there is no doubt that they hold everything in their favour.

Germany boss Joachim Low caused controversy by resting Bayern stalwarts Manuel Neuer and Philipp Lahm for Tuesday’s friendly against England while fielding five Dortmund players, with Marcel Schmelzer and Mats Hummels increasing the tension by both suffering injuries at Wembley.

With Neven Subotic and Ilkay Gundogan also injured and Lukas Piszczek still recovering from a long spell on the sidelines, Klopp looks set to be without his first-choice back four and defensive midfielder as he attempts to bounce back from two consecutive defeats against a team in record-breaking form.

Realistically, this looks like too tall an order for a team who have lost against Borussia Moenchengladbach, Napoli, Arsenal and Wolfsburg already this campaign, and those even odds (2.00) look extremely tempting on the visitors coming out on top.

Nevertheless, with Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski in top form they can surely be counted upon to hit the back of the net for the 25th match in their last 26, meaning odds of 14/5 (3.80) on both sides finding the net in a Bayern victory are well worth a go.

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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